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College Facility Notes: Mizzou's Facility Master Plan Totals $72M
Published July 9, 2013
NEW DIGS: In Salt Lake City, Lya Wodraska reports the Univ. of Utah football team has moved into the new $32M training facility that covers "more than 120,000 square feet.” The team will “enjoy a 6,500-square-foot locker room and a 3,600-square-foot players’ lounge that is equipped with flat-screen TVs, group study areas and game areas.” A two-level observation deck “overlooks the practice fields and the Salt Lake Valley.” Inside, coaches have “over 47,000 square feet of office and meeting space at their disposal” (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, 7/9).
SPREAD THE WEALTH: Clemson AD Dan Radakovich believes that it is “no coincidence” the school’s football team’s “rise in going 21-6 the past two years came after several upgrades were completed” to existing facilities. The AP’s Pete Iacobelli noted Radakovich now “wants other teams like basketball and baseball to enjoy the same advantages that come from having top-level facilities.” Radakovich has worked since joining CU in December on deciding "whether it’s better to renovate" Littlejohn Coliseum or "construct a brand new facility.” He said, “We’re getting real close on a recommendation to the Board of Trustees about where we want to go” (AP, 7/5).